Happy St. Nicholas’ Day

I just wanted to pop in for a brief post and to show you that we discovered that Lincoln has curly hair after washing it last night. Look! Tomorrow is St. Nicholas’ Day, our favorite Saint’s Day ever, and since I scheduled Lincoln’s surgery for tomorrow morning I have to spend the afternoon making the [Read More…]

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Worth It

There are some things my children do that really test the limits of my love. Sienna, for instance, is a world-class pouter/stomper/door slammer. She can stick out that lip and stomp off to her room and our friends at the end of the street will hear the door slam. It’s really difficult for me not [Read More…]

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A Little Bit of Hope, A Lot of Musing

I have received 130 comments on my Fear, Prayer post, dozens of personal emails, and several facebook messages. I’m honestly overwhelmed by the response that post generated. With very few exceptions, the comments and emails were deeply compassionate. Even those who urged me to reconsider birth control were written with such obvious love and sympathy [Read More…]

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7 Quick Takes Friday!

#7 Thank you all so much for your comments on my post from earlier this week. I honestly appreciated every single one (honestly! Every one!*) And I got several emails and facebook messages that I haven’t had a chance to respond to, but I appreciated those too. I really was so hesitant to write about [Read More…]

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Henry

Some of you may remember a little Ukranian orphan boy named Henry, whom I blogged about over a year ago. Henry has been home with his adoptive family here in the States for just a year. It’s been a difficult year filled with surgeries, and the “big one” was just three weeks ago. Little Henry [Read More…]

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Fear, Prayer

This weekend I drove into Naples, to a parish I’d never been to before, for an intentionally anonymous confession. I knew it would be a rough confession, and I preferred to seek out the comfort of strangers rather than the well-meaning concern of friends and neighbors here in Ave Maria. It was indeed comforting to [Read More…]

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Thanksgiving Miracle

Our Thanksgiving was lovely, and was capped off with a seriously un-lovely cold that mostly skipped right over the mobile children and felled the Ogre, Lincoln and I like pine trees at Christmastime. I’m actually going on day 2 in the same pajamas, surrounded by tissues, tea and orange juice, and once again thanking God [Read More…]

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Things You Can’t Unhear

Crimeney, this day started out on all the wrong notes. First, I accidentally ate a cookie for breakfast, then I missed my run because of rain and a late start, then I read this which linked back to this and then I watched the video and dear God, this song is awful. And because I’m [Read More…]

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Monday Funday

It’s freaking Monday, again. And like all Mondays, this one is exceptional. Just now, a stranger rang the doorbell two seconds after Lincoln fell asleep and not one, but two children streaked past me to open the door. I didn’t notice until they came to a halt with the door wide open how apt the [Read More…]

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Now I Know In Part (Re-run)

I’m going to spend the day outside in the sunshine with my husband and kids, but I thought I would put up a re-run of one of my favorite posts. It’s a particularly appropriate way to end this week. Yesterday, my kids and I went with my parents and my sister to the state fair. [Read More…]

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